CHITRAL: Assistant Commissioner Chitral Abdul Wali Khan on Tuesday launched a campaign to remove encroachments from bazaar area and the bypass road of the town.
The AC along with other officials visited the old bazaar and the bypass road and directed the vendors selling fruits, vegetables and other items to keep away from the roadside in order to ensure free flow of traffic.
The drive was launched on the direction of the provincial government to keep the city clean and neat and remove hurdles in the flow of traffic.
The AC also directed the shopkeepers to keep dustbins in their shops and maintain cleanliness otherwise legal action would be initiated against them.
He also said the bypass road was not for parking but people were parking their vehicles along the road creating problems for the road users.
He said a space on the west side of Atalegh bridge and at the Aralegh bus terminal had been reserved for push cart vendors and stallholders selling different items.
He told them that selling any item on push carts along the bypass road was illegal and those violating the law would be punished, including sending them to jail.
The AC also took notice of raising of stairs over drains and blocking of them and issued instructions to pull them down.
He said an inspection of the area would be carried out regularly and action would be taken against anyone found blocking the road through encroachments.–Muhkam Uddin Ayuni